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December, Simon Bening

December, Simon Bening, Bruges, circa 1550, 152 x 102 mm, Add. MS 18855, f. 108v
Together with three sister leaves in the British Library and Victoria and Albert Museum, this leaf marks the culmination of Bening's experimentation in the depiction of seasonal landscapes. Within this image he moved beyond the confines of traditional calendar illustration into independent landscape.
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